Relaxation Room: How Much Will It Cost to Install a Home Spa?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, PM | 1 Comment

Your home shouldn’t just provide you with a comfortable place to sleep, it should provide you with the perfect place to escape to when all you need is some rest and relaxation.

Your idea of a sanctuary might be different from the next man or woman’s, but many will agree that a hot tub is one feature that every relaxation room needs.

Soaking in a hot tub can lower your blood pressure and your blood sugars, all while relieving stress and offering you a therapeutic massage. Not to mention that you can promote healthier-looking skin and enjoy a better sleep if you soak at night.

If all of this sounds appealing to you, you need to budget for a relaxation room.

Here’s how much to budget for the most relaxing addition to your home.

Relaxation Room, How Much Will It Cost to Install a Home Spa

  • Do You Already Have a Dedicated Room with Water Hookups?

    Your home spa, otherwise known as your oasis, needs to have water hookups. Some might install a spa outdoors, but unless you live in an area where it never rains or snows, it’s best to choose an enclosed patio or an interior room to convert into your home spa.

    Whether or not you already have access to all of the required utilities is essential to a relatively quick and inexpensive installation.

    Not only do you need a hookup to fill the tub, you’ll also need a reasonable place to drain it as well.

    Since hot tubs are massive, the room entrance must be able to accommodate the hot tub. Hot tubs are extremely bulky and tall even when tilted, so you’ll need unconventional doors that could cost you more than you’d expect.

    The cost of preparing the room should be factored in when budgeting but the costs can vary.

    Here are some estimates to consider based on where the installation is being done:

    • Installation of new wood deck for the hot tub: $6,900

    • Concrete patio installation: $2200

    • Running plumbing pipes: $1100

    • Electric outlet installation: $200

    • Permit for installation: $910

    • Hot tub cover: $50 to $400

    • Delivery and transport: $100 to $300

  • How Many People Do You Want Your Hot Tub to Seat?

    You’re going to need to decide on the perfect type of hot tub for your spa.

    There are so many different models and sizes on the market that all have a different sticker price.

    The manufacturer also matters because some are known for producing much higher quality goods.

    If you want a portable soft-sided 4-seater spa, it’s going to cost you less than you would for a permanent acrylic 8-seater model.

    It’s always important to think about quality before price when choosing something like a home spa.

    The cost for an above ground hot tub can cost anywhere from $2500 to upwards of $15,000. Mid-tier models that seat 6 people at a time will cost between $5,000 and $8,000 for just the tub itself.

  • Look for a Company to Install Your Hot Tub

    The expenses don’t end at prepping the space yourself and buying a high-quality spa in Reno or your particular area, you also have to consider how much it will cost to hire an expert installation service provider to come in and get the spa running.

    The cost of installation is dependent on the model and the location of the install. Most home spa owners who don’t want to maintain their unit each month will also invest in a monthly maintenance plan so the hot tub is clean and the water is pH balanced.

  • Investing in Ambiance

    Have the hot tub is wonderful. It will make the relaxation room exactly what it is, but you can’t only focus on the spa.

    You need to invest in creating a relaxing environment so your surroundings don’t ruin your mood.

    The dimming lights, candles, soft and soothing colors, and pictures on the walls that promote bliss will make the room complete.

Totaling up the costs can be difficult because each choice affects the next budget wise. Make sure that you are sticking to the maximum budget that you’ve settled on before you broke ground on your relaxation room and get creative when it comes to designing the space.

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  1. One Response to “Relaxation Room: How Much Will It Cost to Install a Home Spa?”

  2. By Bo Lee on Aug 18, 2017, 9:13 am | Reply

    A few years ago, we found the cost of a home hot tub to be out of reach, as we had a passel of young kids at the time. Instead, we bought a portable hot tub and houses it in a special wooden building, really making it a sanctuary from the stresses of life. We invested in a high-end tub, that cost just over $1,000, but it has lasted really well – we even use it in the winter months, thanks to the building it’s in. A great option for those who have a limited budget?

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